Vienna High School provides mobile hotspots to bridge the digital divide
Students and staff at Vienna High School who don't have good access to the internet can now get their work done on time, thanks to a grant the District received from the Federal Universal Service Act.
With the funding, the school can now provide free mobile hotspots. Joshua Stafford, School Superintendent says this program will fight the digital divide for students in his rural school district.
"Maybe they have internet, but it's capped. Maybe they have no internet at all, or maybe the internet they do have, isn't reliable. That's what we're going to be able to provide through the E-rate program and the E-rate funding dollars we receive from the Federal Government."
Stafford says the program will run through May of 2022 and residents interested in the program can call the Vienna High School Office at 618-658-4461.